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The Ryan Medicaid Plan: A Threat to Middle Class Security

July 18, 2011 (2 Comments)

The Medicaid changes in the Ryan budget plan would have extraordinary implications not only for the poor individuals who are normally thought of as the principal beneficiaries but for a very broad swath... 

Tell Congress: No Cuts to Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid

July 15, 2011 (87 Comments)

Call Your Senators – National Call-In Day Today As part of the negotiations to raise the national debt ceiling, Wall Street-funded politicians in Congress and the White House are proposing significant... 

Action Alert: Don’t Shred the Social Safety Net, Mr. President

July 14, 2011 (2 Comments)

Take action at a Progressive Democrats of America Brown Bag Lunch Vigil. In a press conference about the proposed cuts to entitlements held yesterday morning, President Obama said, “The American... 

Put Medicare for All on the Map!

July 14, 2011 (Comments Off on Put Medicare for All on the Map!)

In light of the proposals intended to eliminate Medicare and Medicaid coming out of Washington, DC, we need to make one thing clear: Medicare is the solution. Not the problem. A majority of Americans support... 

Study Shows Benefits of Providing Medical Insurance to Poor

July 13, 2011 (2 Comments)

By Gina Kolata for New York Times – When poor people are given medical insurance, they not only find regular doctors and see doctors more often but they also feel better, are less depressed and... 

Quit Playing with My Life

July 11, 2011 (6 Comments)

By Art Pronin for TaylorMarsh.com – The reason I have been a Democrat is because Dems are supposed to protect Social Security and the welfare state. Dems, the real ones, back progressive taxation.... 

Progressives Were Right: Obama’s Health Plan Not Solving Crisis

July 8, 2011 (4 Comments)

New Data Show Why Simply Having Insurance Isn’t Enough by David Sirota for Salon – While the contest for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination is already revolving around conservative-themed... 

Obama pushing for cuts to Social Security, Medicare

July 7, 2011 (30 Comments)

By Glenn Greenwald for Salon – This is at once an extraordinary and completely unsurprising headline: For months, the standard narrative among progressive commentators was that Republicans were... 

Health Insurance Brokers Win A Round

July 7, 2011 (2 Comments)

From NPR – Score one for the health insurance brokers in their fight to avoid going the way of buggy-whip manufacturers. A task force of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners voted... 

Health care cuts proposed in deficit negotiations

July 5, 2011 (Comments Off on Health care cuts proposed in deficit negotiations)

Congress reconvenes this week to consider options in budget talks From the New York Times – Obama administration officials are offering to cut tens of billions of dollars from Medicare and Medicaid... 

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